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BornLeo Norman Maurien Murray Stuart Carrington-Walters
November 11, 1901
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
DiedJanuary 22, 1988 (age 86)
Known forEscapes

Murray (b.1901-d.1988) performed for several decades all over the world, best known for his publicity escape stunts he devised. He may have been the person who coined the word "Escapologist". Some regarded him better than Houdini.


He performed in London in 1933 started his act with Shooting through a Woman, The Pin Cushion girl, selected cards on a sword, The Girl without a Middle, Siberian Handcuff Escape and ended with the Escape from a Slotted Box while Immersed in a Tank of Water.

He retired in 1950 and opened Murray's Magic Mart in England.

In 1986, he received the Masters Fellowship the Academy of Magical Arts.